In this four-part series, director David Morton explores the process of bringing Ishmael, a new adaptation of Moby Dick, to the stage. Watch Morton and the creatives from Dead Puppet Society from the start of their creative process through to the final rehearsals of Ishmael.
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A dead earth. A climate refugee. A voyage to the outer solar system.
On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under the command of the obsessive Captain Ahab.
Moby Dick reimagined as a contemporary space saga, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vast oceans with the immensity of the universe, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. In weaving the story to life, this boundary pushing production melds live film making with live action, miniature sets, puppetry and an original score by indie pop musician Bec Sandridge to tell a captivating story about individual hope and collective redemption.
Watch the full performance of Ishmael here for $25!